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The Resource Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier, Mark Adams

Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier, Mark Adams

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Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier
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Tip of the iceberg
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my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier
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Mark Adams
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My three thousand-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier
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eng
Summary
"In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury 'floating university,' populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change" --
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A fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America’s last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition
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10657988
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1967-
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Adams, Mark
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917.9804
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Adams, Mark
  • Alaska
  • Adams, Mark
  • Travel
  • Alaska
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adult
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my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier
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Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier, Mark Adams
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1021055066
Dimensions
24 cm
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xi, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101985106
Lccn
2017039007
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, mpa
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(OCoLC)1021055066
Label
Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier, Mark Adams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1021055066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101985106
Lccn
2017039007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, mpa
System control number
(OCoLC)1021055066

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